Pelvic Pain & Incontinence

More than 30 percent of women nationwide suffer from some form of incontinence or pelvic floor dysfunction. In most cases, these conditions can be easily corrected, but many women are reluctant to reveal they are suffering from potentially embarrassing symptoms:

  • Frequently feeling the sudden urge to urinate
  • Experiencing leakage following a cough or sneeze
  • Constipation
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Pelvic pain

Pelvic floor dysfunctions can occur for a number of reasons:

  • Irritation in the bladder
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Emotional stress
  • Environmental factors
  • Genetics
  • Spasms and tightness in the pelvic floor muscles

There are many options for treatment depending on the severity of your condition and your comfort level, including medications, surgical correction and pelvic floor rehabilitation therapy.

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Therapy

Most people think that pelvic rehabilitation is just about doing Kegel exercises, but it’s so much more than that. Through pelvic rehabilitation therapy, a specially trained physical therapist can evaluate you for the specific type of the pelvic floor disorder that you may have, help you to strengthen very weak muscles or treat high tone or spasms in the pelvic floor muscles, and offer a customized exercise prescription.

RWJ Hamilton offers a Pelvic Health & Rehabilitation Program for those suffering from bladder, bowel and pelvic floor conditions. A physical therapist specializing in pelvic floor rehabilitation will work with you to provide a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment in a private supportive environment.